Three Big Ten Standouts Named To 2004 Men's Soccer MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List
Aug. 11, 2004
Park Ridge, IL - Three Big Ten men's soccer student-athletes have been named to the Missouri Athletic Club's Hermann Trophy Watch List for the 2004 season. Indiana's Drew Moor and Danny O'Rourke, as well as Michigan's Knox Cameron, the 2003 Big Ten Player of the Year, are considered among the top 25 players in the nation entering this upcoming season.
Moor, a First Team All-Big Ten selection last year, started all 19 matches he appeared in at IU after transferring from Furman University. During his sophomore campaign in 2003, Moor was a key to the Hoosiers' backline that led the Big Ten in nearly every defensive category. He missed five of Indiana's six NCAA Tournament matches while he was competing with the Under-20 team at the World Youth Championships in the United Arab Emirates, but was able to join the team in Columbus, Ohio, just hours prior to kickoff of the national championship game. He started and played every minute of the championship match and helped lead the Hoosiers to their sixth national title.
In 2003, Michigan's Cameron became the first Wolverine in school history to garner an individual men's soccer honor, as he was selected as the Conference's Player of the Year. He led the Big Ten in shots (21), goals (5) and game-winning goals (3) while tying for first in points (13) in Conference action. Cameron is coming off his best season in a Michigan uniform, scoring 33 points in all games last season on 12 goals and nine assists. Not only was he honored for his efforts with the Big Ten's top award, but he also picked up NSCAA/adidas third team and College Soccer News first team All-America honors. College Soccer News has also tabbed the senior forward as a first team preseason All-American for the 2004 season.
The Watch List was compiled by a coaching panel for the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), which serves as the official selection body for the MAC's Hermann Trophy. A list of 15 semifinalists will be announced in November, with three finalists selected in early December. The winner will be announced at a dinner at the Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis, Mo., on Jan. 8, 2005.
The 2004 Big Ten men's soccer season opens on Wednesday, September 1 with Michigan and Michigan State on the road, while Northwestern debuts at home.